The Covers of Detective Short Stories


Throughout the 30s and the 40s, Detective Short Stories offered readers 12 stories for ten cents.  That seems like a pretty good deal to me!  Today, of course, issues of the magazine cost a lot more but they are still highly sought after by collectors for their covers.

Below is just a small, chronological sampling of the covers of Detective Short Stories!

August 1937 Artist Unknown

November 1937, by John Walter Scott

February 1938, Artist Unknown

July 1938, by John Walter Scott

January 1939, by John Walter Scott

June 1939, by John Walter Scott

September 1939, Artist Unknown

April 1941, by John Walter Scott

September 1941, Artist Unknown

October 1947, by Mat Kauten

The Dastardly Cults of the Pulp Era


by John Walter Scott

Since the start of the pulp era, cults have been a popular subject.  Usually dressed in red and concealing their faces behind hoods, cult members have menaced, tortured, and frightened.  Luckily, there’s often a strong-jawed hero right around the corner to take them out and save the day.

Here’s a few of the cults of the pulp era!

by George Hargis

by Harry Lemon Parkhurst

by Hugh Joseph Ward

by J. Allen St. John

by John Drew

by John Newton Howitt

by Rudolph Zirm

by Tom Lovell

by Walter Baumhofer

by Arnold Kohn